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Absentee bids accepted until Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Auction date Tuesday, 27 September 2022 13:00 - 16:00 BST

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Members of the Royal Automobile Club on London's historic Pall Mall, London, may recognise an impressive bronze fountain figure of Ondine by popular sculptor Alexandra Beale, which is now becoming available for sale due to the redesigning of the gardens. The fountain was commissioned and installed in 2008 by the RAC, which opened in 1911 and had been built by the fashionable architects Charles Mewès and Arthur Davis, who had already been lauded for the recently constructed Ritz hotels in Paris and London, and the interiors of some of the great ocean-going liners of the day. Ondine, a mythological figure of European tradition, was a water nymph or sprite who could become human only when she fell in love with a mortal man. However, if the mortal was unfaithful to her, he was destined to forfeit his life. It is estimated at £5,000 - £8,000

Further lots included in this auction are a lead cistern fountain, which was part of this year's gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The garden had been designed by Chris Beardshaw, well-known from his long broadcasting career, which includes BBC 2's hit series Gardeners' World, Hidden Gardens and The Flying Gardener, and is another award in a line of many won by Chris Beardshaw Design. This garden was designed for the RNLI and the cistern is estimated at £3,500 - £5,000.


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The front cover features: Lot 19 Workshop of Bertel Thorwaldsen: An impressive and important suite o three carved white marble plaques probably 1830s, in bronze frames  

£20,000-40,000


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£ £
Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
1 A rare Georgian dated carved stone trough
initialled J R and dated 1752
54cm high by 116cm long by 72cm deep
£1,500 - £2,000 £3,600 View
2 A lead figure of a putto holding a bunch of grapes
18th century with restorations
on stone base
77cm high
£1,500 - £2,500 £2,100 View
3 A fine and rare lead figure of a mower by John Cheere
mid 18th century
135cm high

Provenance: Christies sale of The collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson P.R.A, 19th October
£15,000 - £20,000 - View
4 †A lead cistern fountain removed from Chris Beardshaw’s gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2022
modern
with fountain spout, plumbed for water
110cm high by 107cm wide by 55cm deep
£3,500 - £5,000 £3,500 View
5 A carved white marble bust of a woman
Italian, 18th century
65cm high
£2,000 - £3,000 £2,000 View
6 After the antique: A carved alabaster figure of the crouching Venus
19th century
52cm high
£1,200 - £1,800 - View
7 A carved white marble portrait bust of Nicolas Copernicus
18th century inscribed Nicolo Copernico, Filosofo
68cm high by 43cm wide
£4,000 - £6,000 £4,000 View
8 A pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
63cm high by 54cm diameter
£3,000 - £4,000 - View
9 A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
62cm high by 50cm diameter
£3,000 - £4,000 £3,000 View
10 A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
62cm and 61cm high by 47cm diameter
£3,000 - £4,000 £3,000 View
11 A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
63cm and 64cm high by 50cm diameter
£3,000 - £4,000 - View
12 A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
70cm high by 56cm diameter
£3,000 - £4,000 £3,000 View
13 A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
65cm high by 50cm diameter
£3,000 - £4,000 £3,000 View
14 A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
73cm high by 54cm diameter
£3,000 - £4,000 £3,400 View
15 A similar single carved white marble urn
late 19th century
59cm high by 40cm diameter
£1,000 - £1,500 - View
16 Holme Cardwell
A carved white marble group of a classical shepherd youth
Rome, mid 19th century
signed Holme Cardwell Fecit, Roma and indistinctly dated
on later stone rectangular plinth
the figure 116cm high, the…
£15,000 - £25,000 £15,000 View
17 A pair of carved white marble urns
Italian
late 19th century
101cm high
on carved limestone pedestals
162cm high overall
£20,000 - £25,000 - View
18 A carved white marble crouching faun
Italian
circa 1870
79cm high
£3,000 - £5,000 £4,000 View
19 Workshop of Bertel Thorwaldsen: An impressive and important suite of three carved white marble plaques
Rome, probably 1830’s
in bronze frames

The Three Angels 50cm high by 55cm wide,

The pair of Mercury entrusting the infant Bacchus to Ino and Venus comforting Cupid stung by a bee, 49cm high by…
£20,000 - £40,000 - View
20 Pietro Bazzanti
A carved white marble figure of a Neapolitan fisher boy on white marble pedestal
late 19th century
signed P Bazzanti, Florence
105cm high
£5,000 - £8,000 - View
21 A pair of carved white marble urns on pedestals
20th century
152cm high
£5,000 - £8,000 £5,000 View
22 A carved white marble bowl on stand
Italian
19th century
80cm high by 61cm diameter
£3,000 - £5,000 £3,000 View
23 A pair of shallow marble bowls
18th century or earlier
one bearing old Hampel auction house label
22cm high by 50cm diameter
£800 - £1,200 £2,300 View
24 Professor Fortunato Galli, 1830-1918
'Fare Insegna Fare' (Practice Makes Perfect)
circa 1900
Carrara marble
signed and inscribed
82cm high by 38cm wide by 40cm deep
£4,000 - £6,000 £4,000 View

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